Legal firm Fraser Brown is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Lincoln office following an outstanding 12 months in the region.
The Lincoln base marks the first location for the firm outside of Nottinghamshire, and since opening its doors at Kingsley Office Park last summer, it has seen growth beyond expectations with the expansion of its team and client portfolio.
Doubling in size in the last twelve months, the Lincoln team expansion has seen the appointment of senior figures including director and solicitor of corporate law, Ed Capes, who is celebrating a very successful first-year anniversary with the company this month, and head of commercial property – Anthony Ogley, who moved from the Nottingham HQ to the Lincoln base as second full time director back in July, to further fortify the Lincoln team and strengthen the firm’s commercial property offering in the region.
Other significant hires include legal assistant Will Murray who joined the residential team back in May to assist with the department’s growing portfolio, and Rachel Pringle who joined the team as business development executive in September to support the continued new business growth of the firm’s Lincoln base and further develop relationships in the region.
Growth is expected to continue into 2020 within the Lincoln team where further recruitment is planned to support this and complement the overall growth of the firm.
Since joining the firm in October 2018, Ed has been involved in a number of high-profile deals, including successful major transactions working with leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment firm – Foresight Group, providing legal advice in relation to Lincolnshire-based companies – volcanic chocolate company FIRETREE CHOCOLATE LTD, commercial printing company Your Print Partner and halal baby food company For Aisha.
Another significant deal recently completed involved providing legal advice for Blackfinch Ventures for its investment in Lincoln-based tech start-up – Tended. Tended creates safety solutions and intelligent wearables that can detect accidents and notify emergency contacts with GPS location, it was recently named one of the UK’s most innovative exciting tech start-ups by Tech Nation.
Ed said: “My decision to join Fraser Brown and be at the forefront of the firm’s expansion into Lincolnshire represented a major milestone in my career.
“Lincoln is a honeypot for investment and economic growth, and opportunities presented in the area are plentiful. The team have worked to establish and develop relationships with local businesses and the professional community in order to embed themselves in Lincoln, which we are extremely proud to be a part of.
“We are delighted with the progress we’ve made to date which would not have been possible without the support of our clients, our network of contacts and our hard-working team and we look forward to nurturing and developing those relationships over the next 12 months and in the years to come.
“Our new appointments are a statement of intent for future expansion, and Rachel’s role as business development executive will really help us to fulfil this vision for growth.”
Patrick Wood, managing director at Fraser Brown said: “Opening a Lincoln office has long been on our agenda and we were keen to venture out of Nottinghamshire and establish ourselves in Lincolnshire’s professional community.
“The Lincoln office has had an outstanding first year. Our cultural values have helped shape and cement the firm in the Nottingham legal market for many years and have been reflected in the offering from our Lincoln office.
Fraser Brown has been established for more than 200 years and operates from four offices across the East Midlands in Nottingham, Bingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent and Lincoln offering services in commercial and private law.